flophouse


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flop·house

 (flŏp′hous′)
n.
A cheap rundown hotel or boarding house.

flophouse

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)
n
(Social Welfare) slang US and Canadian a cheap lodging house, esp one used by tramps. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): dosshouse

flop•house

(ˈflɒpˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a cheap, run-down hotel or rooming house.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flophouse - a cheap lodging house
lodging house, rooming house - a house where rooms are rented
Translations

flophouse

[ˈflɒphaʊs] N (flophouses (pl)) [ˈflɒphaʊzɪz] (US) → pensión f de mala muerte, fonducha f

flophouse

n (dated US inf) → billige Absteige, Penne f
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The first success came when he partnered with Atelier Ace to help develop the Ace Hotel New York in 2009, turning a rundown flophouse into a round-the-clock social hub by mixing the style of Manhattan nightlife with an old-school sense of hospitality.
The hovel where she lives with her drunken-wreck mom, Barb (Bridget Everett) and wheelchair-bound Nana (Cathy Moriarty) is more flophouse than home, and it's easy to imagine why she's eager to get out.
Its catalyst is not a luxury resort but a rough-hewn restoration of a 106-year-old former flophouse.
When Schwartz died in 1966, at the age of 52, he was living alone in a Times Square flophouse, and his body lay in the city morgue for days before it was identified.
Bacich, the owner of a liquor store, a bar, and a flophouse in what was known as Skid Row in Minneapolis during the 1950s, long before the neighborhood fell into disrepair.
After a period as a flophouse it was reinvented as a chic, distinctly bohemian hotel.
She watches him tie off and shoot up early in their relationship, confronts his flophouse mistress near the end.
The action is in–depth and involves a procession of seedy characters, including corrupt cops, shady vice den owners and the inhabitants of a seedy flophouse.
One guy at our hotel, however, had very nefarious reasons for posting up at the flophouse.
99 jug of red wine and repaired to a flophouse that caters to recent immigrants.
01pm, the moment James Earl Ray fired from a flophouse across Mulberry Street, the annual candlelit vigil took place.
In 1999, he helped launch Seattle's Ace Hotel in a flophouse that formerly served maritime workers.